Adopt a Turkey

Our turkey adoption box celebrates our unique duo Colin & Susan.

Sadly, Colin passed away in early 2023, following a short illness, but is survived by his much-loved partner Susan, who was raised to be someone’s Christmas dinner, before her owners had a change of heart and brought her to our sanctuary. In early 2023, we were able to take in a male turkey by the name of Mr Biggles, who has since settled into sanctuary life and bonded well with Susan. 

All turkey adoptions will help towards Susan’s ongoing care here at the sanctuary and by adopting today, you’ll not only be celebrating Colin’s life and memory, but helping to care for his companion Susan and her new friend, too.

How to adopt a turkey from Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary

Start your turkey adoption today

£30.00 each

A personalised turkey adoption certificate from our founders

A framed photograph of Colin and Susan the turkeys

A beautiful welsh slate coaster engraved with Colin and Susan’s footprints

A recipe card featuring a delicious plant-based dish to create at home​

A Goodheart fridge magnet, pen, and sheet of stickers 

Plus email updates from Susan the turkey throughout the year

Please note, aspects of the box may differ slightly from the above image, for example, the style of pen or photo in the frame but all items listed will be included. We use real straw in our adoption boxes. If you prefer we didn’t in yours, then please get in touch by emailing info@goodheart.org.uk

Click the button below to buy a Colin and Susan Turkey Adoption Box as a gift. We can either deliver it to you to give in person, or directly to your recipient. There’s also the option to add a gift message to the box free of charge.

Learn more about our dynamic turkey duo

As the only two turkeys here at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary, Colin & Susan certainly ruled the roost. Join our Sanctuary Manager Dave as he introduces the pair.

Fascinating facts about turkeys

Turkeys are highly vocal and the sound of the flock can be an indicator of various social tensions. For example, a high-pitched trill can indicate that the turkey is feeling aggravated.

A male’s snood (the fleshy piece of skin just above the beak) is capable of relaxing and contracting. The skin on a turkey’s face can also change colour dependent on their mood.​

Wild turkeys are native to North America, whereas domesticated turkeys are believed to descend from the South Mexican turkey.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I adopt a turkey?

You can symbolically adopt a turkey via the links above, or by clicking here to go directly through to the order form. Click here to adopt the turkeys as a gift.

How much does it cost to adopt a turkey?

A £30 one-off payment is required to adopt Colin and Susan the turkeys, and your adoption lasts for 12 months. If you would like to support our animals with a regular payment, please consider a Sponsorship or a Regular Donation.

How does adopting a turkey for charity help?​

Although Colin passed away, your kind adoption donation will go towards the care of Susan and her animal friends at the sanctuary, as well as support our wider work as a charity. Your kindness also helps towards the maintenance of our sanctuary site, event planning, and funding projects like our Pig Barn!